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LINKTV
Jun 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
and pentagon, it also covers agencies like the peace corps, the social security administration, department of agriculture -- agriculture, education. taken an online totorial called "treason 101" instruct them to account for employees fitting the profile of spies. the department of education have told its employees that certain experiences in life could lead to somebody becoming a spy. in addition to demanding that government workers monitor their co-workers behavior, it even encourages penalties for those who could to report those of what they see. at pentagon strategy document instructs agency superiors to hammer the fact home, leaking is tantamount to aiding the enemy of the united states. all this leads mcclatchy to warn, this could make it easier for the government to stifle vital information to the public while creating toxic work environments. for more, we are joined by jonathan landay, and the intelligence reporter for mcclatchy newspapers. headlined is "obama's crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of u.s." us,than, lay it out for what has this created? >> this was a
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
and you say in your book that there are 27,000 working pr people in the pentagon spending $4.7 billion per year. forty that number? >> is a broader number. not just the papa propaganda folks. it goes from software programs that the pentagon monitors, monitoring our social media and for instance there has been recent example where the army army is using the program that monitors how many times bradley manning, the wiki leaks guys mentioned, it goes to the massive public relations apparatus that all branches of the military have. and i've often thought about public relations people on a general staff than there are in afghanistan. >> you ever ask why? >> guest: even with this message, this machine, they haven't been able to put a positive stance on this. >> host: you say that i hate this war in your book. did you hate the iraq war? >> yes. >> host: did you hate the afghanistan war? >> guest: it would be very difficult for me having been through a number of things with both of these wars to be gung ho about any conflict. i really think that someone is invading our country and that
LINKTV
Jun 28, 2013 5:30am PDT
times in 2012? now there comes were that someone at the very highest levels at the pentagon may have been responsible for the leak. in 2012, the new york times ran a story about a computer worm called stuxnet and how it was the obama administration's key weapon in a prolonged cyber attack on iran's nuclear weapons program. it affected computers worldwide in 2010. cybersecurity experts assumed at that time some government had developed it. .he suspicion was confirmed it said the u.s. was behind it and the israelis helped. in named this man, retired general james cartwright as the father of stuxnet. president barack obama was angry my attitude has been zero- tolerance for these kinds of leaks. these are criminal acts when they release information like this. >> according to nbc, a year-long federal investigation into the leak has come to focus on cartwright, once the number two military leader at the pentagon. while cartwright has yet to be formally charged, the question is this -- why would someone who reached the highest levels of the u.s. government do this? >> there are many reasons
NBC
Jun 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
has learned the former number two man in the joint chiefs at the pentagon, a now retired marine corps four-star general with a close working relationship with president obama is under investigation for leaking a top secret government project according to legal sources. it was called the stuxnet virus. it wormed its way into computers that helped control iran's nuclear program. it did a lot of damage, but the then officials say the leak of its existence to "the new york times" did its own damage to u.s. efforts against iran. at the time of the leak, the president vowed to find the person responsible. now comes our report tonight. his name is james cartwright, known as hos, his call sign as a fighter pilot. tonight he is a target of a criminal investigation by the justice department into a leak of intelligence. we begin tonight with our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. >> reporter: general cartwright was a key member of president obama's inner circle of national security advisers. but legal sources tell nbc that cartwright has been notified he is the target of a jus
FOX News
Jun 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
pentagon general now the target of a major leak investigation. leaks have been the theme as of late. great to have you with us on this friday, i'm jenna lee. jon: here we go again. i'm jon scott. fox news confirms the former second highest ranking officer in our nation's military is being investigated over the leaking of the stuxnet cyber attack on iran's nuclear facilities. the probe focuses on retired marine general james hoss cartwright. "the new york times" reported last year that cartwright, a four-star general, conceived of and ran a cyber attack called olympic games in 2010. that attack temporarily disabled at least a thousand centrifuges that the iranians were using to enrich uranium. the article and a book written by the statement author included sensitive details about the operation. the leak, considered by many in washington, to be very damaging. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live from the pentagon. jennifer, what's going on there? >> reporter: well, jon, a senior u.s. official does confirm to fox news that the department of justice has been investig
MSNBC
Jun 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
conference right away. the pentagon is looking forward to implementing this decision. the department of defense will move very swiftly, quote, it will be a decision implemented in every way as it should be. they put it in writing. the defense department intends to make the same benefits available to every military spouse, regardless of sexual orientation, as soon as possible. quote, that is now the law and it is the right thing to do. when the supreme court was hearing this case, the pentagon could not weigh in on its own behalf in the case because the justice department plays that role for the government, but a group of high-ranking military officers including former secretaries of defense wrote the court to say that their experience as military leaders after don't ask, don't tell, their experience as military leaders in a military that has openly gay people serving in it, that experience gave them strong feelings about what the court should do. "the military and civilian leadership long have recognized the physical and emotional wellbeing of service members' families is critical to
FOX News
Jun 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the annex bound for the compo d compound. what about help from the pentagon? 10:45 p.m. >> i asked the defense attache, is anything coming? >> reporter: the short answer, no. >> i said thank you very much. and we went on with our work. >> reporter: 10:54 benghazi. attackers are drove out of the compound. by that time, sean smith is confirmed dead. but nobody can find ambassador stevens. now 5:00 p.m. in washington. defense secretary leon panetta attends his weekly meeting with the president. >> we ordered all available dod assets to respond. >> reporter: but none outside libya will. >> the quickest response option available was a security team that was located at the embassy in tripoli. >> reporter: the americans have no plane in tripoli. >> we agreed we would move forward with chartering a plane to fly a response team to benghazi to provide additional reinforcement. >> reporter: 11:10 p.m., benghazi. a u.s. drone armed with cameras begins circling with a come pound. five minutes later, a second wave of attackers arrives. >> the annex team withdrew from the facility, and the second
NBC
Jun 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
pentagon. >> we're trying to build a second cyberforce right now. >> cartwright did not respond to requests for comment from nbc news. contacted today, his lawyer, former obama white house council gregory craig said only i have no comment. "the times" story detailed key details of the stuxnet including its code name "olympic games." the cooperation of israeli intelligence and its success in disabling nearly 1,000 iranian centrifuges to enrich uranium. >> this leak was very damaging. clearly what was going on here was a method and it should have been protected. and i think it's had devastating consequences. >> reporter: the fbi originally focused on whether the stuxnet leak came from the white house. late last year, agents started zeroing in on cartwright who had retired from the pentagon in 2011. the motives of whoever leaked remained a mystery. >> there are many reasons why people leak classified information. sometimes it's to attack a program. sometimes it's to defend it. many times we just never know. >> nbc's michael isikoff with that. justice department officials decline to co
CBS
Jun 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
military officer. as vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, he was a force inside the pentagon pushing for stronger cyber capabilities. the now-retired four-star marine had a seat at the table for top national security discussions nsd was a favored presidential adviser. >> i couldn't be more grateful to him, general jim cartwright. >> reporter: now, cartwright is the target of a federal investigation into leaks of a aovert cyber attack on iran's facilities. the stuxnet computer virus, widely believed to be the work of u.s. and israel intelligence, was used to interrupt iranian centrifuges in 2010. ,etails of the covert operation were leaked and last year the "new york times" published a front page expose. pesident obama ordered an investigation. >> since i've been in office my attitude has been zero tolerance for these kinds of leaks and leeculation. >> reporter: while cartwright is ultarget, he has not been charged. late today, his attorney greg oraig issued this statement: greg craig issued this scaiment: the stuxnet investigation is not the only leak case federal prosecutors
FOX News
Jun 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
immediately begin determining how the pentagon will roll out federal benefits for legally married same sex couples. in a second ruling, the court found supporters of prop 8 measure which amended the state constitution to recognize marriage between only one man and one woman did not have legal standing to defend the statute after state officials refused to do so. what's left is the district court's decision which struck down prop 8. >> today is a great day. we entered this building, always see those words, equal justice under the law. and today we're closer to that equality. >> reporter: traditional marriage advocates point out same-sex marriage is still up to the state and urge their supporters to stay engaged. >> i think the message is very clear, if you do not pro-actively act to protect marriage, activists, politicians and judges will redefine it from out from under you. >> reporter: officials in california say they will soon direct county officials to begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, but the 9th circuit has to lift a stay in the case. it is a technical state the
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2013 2:00pm EDT
pentagon to explore how the united states might secure nuclear weapons in north korea, should that country's government implode, and this raises a number of questions about what would we really do? what would we really face in these situations where a country with nuclear weapons or other weapons of nays destruction face a revolt, a civil war, that was great concern. now, henry had recently a conference on this and looked at a number of cases, and his -- at the center, and he looked at cases in pakistan, pakistan since they acquired nuclear weapons, and there's certainly been political upheaval in china, and most dramatically the fall of the soviet union, and all of those in a sense are good news. they are good news in the sense that armies are conservative obedient organizations, and even when they seize power from a civilian government or the state ceases to exist in its current form like the collapse of the soviet union, the army chain of command stays in tact, soldiers follow orders, the weapons are secured, but that raises the question what happens if the army divides? what ha
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 11:30pm EDT
as a part of that discussion he was invited by the pentagon to give a lecture inside the pentagon at a luncheon about the state of is dawn in the world among the sandwiches had bacon and invited that yvonne to come then served bacon? no wonder did you empty when so swimmingly. [laughter] tel lot can go with a guy who did not come from a radical family his parents are upstanding in amazing people and still are and his dad is one of the most respected academics in yemen and came to the united states on a scholarship with usaid and officials and spend his life trying to solve the water crisis they did not raise him to be the guy you saw in the two videos to call for a jihad against united states but he was a guy who was radicalized by the u.s. or abroad and at home and eventually leaves united states windows to yemen and starts recording sermons and they become a very popular around the world then pop up with a tear investigation and they are concerned it would in sight terrorism some of the united states colludes with the regime to arrest him that he has jumped of charges and is put
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
invited by the pentagon to give a lecture inside the pentagon as a luncheon about the state of islam in the world. a sense of how bad the intelligence was at the time in the pentagon, among the sandwiches served was one with bacon on it. you invite him to the pentagon and have bacon. no wonder it went to swimmingly. he was a guy who didn't come from a radical family. his parents are upstanding, amazing people, still are. his dad is one of the most respected academics in yemen. he came to the united states on a full ride scholarship, created the department of agricultural engineering with us-aid and american firms in yes , yemen g to solve the water crisis in that country. they didn't raise him to be the guy you saw in the youtube videos wearing the camouflage and calling for armed jihad against the united states. he was radicalized by the u.s. wars abroad and at home and eventually leaves the united states and spends time in britain, goes to yemen, his family's homeland, and starts recording sermons on cds, audio tapes, and they are popular in the english speaking diaspora around the wo
MSNBC
Jun 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
to have you here. >> thank you so much. glad to be with you, rachel. >> the pentagon says it is eager to enforce these civil rights rulings so it can stop discriminating against some service members and their families. do you think it is unusual to have the pentagon speaking to clearly and so quickly on this matter? >> i think it is good that they spoke clearly. i do think that the efficiency that is within the pentagon will see to it that the rules are carried out as they should be carried out. i also believe that it would be a good idea if the civilian side took a hint from the pentagon in terms of the efficiency of carrying out the many rules and regulations that effect people that shouldn't negatively. i think there are over 1,000 of them within the federal government now. so it would seem to me that it would be very good for the white house to send some orders out to each of the cabinet members with daytime charts on them that say i want to report as to what it is you're doing about such and such. i want it in a few days, not a few weeks, not a few months and i want it chan
MSNBC
Jun 28, 2013 12:00am PDT
secrets. their silence against cnn's pentagon correspondent and her reporting. i'll tell you why there's a double standard, next. >>> imagine for a moment that you're running al qaeda. that means you're spending a lot of time figuring out how to murder people. it also means you have kind of a hard job. because you're trying to manage this global terror network and you don't want the united states with its vast global policing and surveillance resources to be able to catch you. so if your job is running al qaeda, you have to be really, really careful about how you communicate with your employees. we know, for example, that osama bin laden didn't even use a cell phone. he used courier, paper messages, because he knew his communications could and very likely would be monitored. of course, some of his couriers apparently did use cell phones and that is part of what helped bring about his ultimate downfall. but let's say just for argument's sake you're heading up the new post-bin laden al qaeda and you're also terrible at your job. and so you're not at all concerned about your communications be
FOX News
Jun 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT
training syrian rebels. national security correspondent janice griffin is at the pentagon on a new effort to slam on the brakes. >> reporter: as the director of the cia and vice president joe biden arrived on capitol hill for closed door briefings on syria the cia continues preparations to begin arming and training the syrian rebel opposition from bases in turkey and jordan and rand paul joined house democrats today to present a bill that would block military aid until authorized by a joint resolution of congress. >> there already are people training the troops. there is a danger that we get sucked into war. the strongest groups among the rebels is the al n ark sasra. they are the sunnis who fought us in iraq snrk john kerry arrived in jordan as there were report it is cia has been moving weapon there is from seb rhett warehouses and plans to arm small groups of syrian rebels in the coming week: the pentagon is not involved in arming the syrian rebels though its planes have been carrying humanitarian aid through turkey. >> do you have a comment on weapons to syria? >> no. i won't comment
CNN
Jun 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
pentagon this is jaw-dropping. source tells me overnight that yes, general cartwright retired is under investigation by the justice department for material in the book by the "new york times" journalist david sanger his book "confront and conceal" talking in detail, many revelations about iran's nuclear program. nbc news reported this first, saying this is about the leak, did general cartwright leak information about stux inenetst of the most classified crowned jewel of the intelligence, a virus that infected iran's nuclear program in 2010, by u.s. and israeli intel jents to slow iran's nuclear program down. general cartwright is not charged at this point with anything, is under investigation. i have to tell you, jaw-dropping because james cartwright long acknowledged as one of the most brilliant minds in the u.s. military, an expert in nuclear weapons and cyber warfare. >> thank you very much. later on in the show we'll unpack this more and figure out what's going on here and why it may have happened. >>> we turn our focus to congress, an overwhelming victory for immigration reform. t
MSNBC
Jun 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
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ABC
Jun 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
is made up of cia, pentagon, et cetera. in the legal community in the united states it's known as the rocket docket because of the lack of scrutiny of procedures out there. there's a 99% chance that -- a 99.97% chance that if you're a target of the grand jury you'll be indicted. and a 99% chance that if you're indicted by a grand jury, you'll be convicted. this is not a situation ignoring all the political rhetoric which has been terrible over the past two weeks, where mr. snowden can feel he would be afforded justice in the united states. >> is there any country that will grant mr. snowden asylum? >> under u.n. conventions, mr. snowden has the right to apply to nearly every country for asylum. it's always a mixture of the political and the legal. and i think there are several countries where it is politically possible for mr. snowden to receive asylum, and many countries, of course, where he's legally entitled to that kind of protection. it's -- no one is alleging that any of his acts are anything other than political. that he acted in a manner to draw attention to a very serious
FOX News
Jun 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
jennifer griffin has the surprising story tonight from the pentagon. >> reporter: general james cartwright, former vice chairman of joint chiefs, dubbed bob woodward of having most favorable general status at the white house during the president's first term. the justice department is investigating him for his alleged role in top secret cyber attacks on iran's nuclear facility. >> we have mechanisms in place where if we can root out folks that have leaked, they will suffer consequences. >> reporter: the investigation began a year ago, after "the new york times" reporter david sanger published confront and conceal, obama's secret war and surprising use of american power, a book outlining the collaboration between the nsa and israel to launch the worm to destroy iranian centrifuges and stop iran's nuclear program. he was described as architect of the program. cartwright's lawyer issued the following statement. general jim cartwright is an american hero who served his country with distinction for four decades. any suggestion that he could have betrayed the country he loves is prepo
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
should be a priority. but that does not mean we write a blank check. we should audit the pentagon. that is to be audited? an insult to every taxpayer in the country. we should audit the pentagon. -- in and conn's budget, the pentagon's budget, tom coburn found this out, one of the great deficit hawks and waste warriors up there, he found $7 billion that could be cut from the defense budget.why? because many of feel a patriotic vote for the defense budget, the people packet full of goodies. $7 billion. it had in it $1.8 billion for a study to develop roll-up beef jerky. i'm not sure how that is keeping the russians or others at bay. they had $5 billion in there to theyy a collection of fish. said i did not understand what they were try to do, which is true. i called it a bunch of goldfish, and they were actually golden fish. there's a lot of money being wasted in a $4 trillion budget. we could go through hundreds and hundreds of programs. one more, $3 billion spent to study monkeys on meth. does anyone think that they are not just as crazy as people on meth?that is ridiculous. but
MSNBC
Jun 27, 2013 8:00pm PDT
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CNN
Jun 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
former member of the top pentagon brass is at the center of a major leak investigation. >> he's under investigation by the service department. that's according to a source familiar with the situation. he's the former vice chairman of the joints chief of staff. >> let's bring in barbara starr. tell us about this investigation. i imagine there's a lot of head shaking at this pentagon particularly when it comes to a motive. >> head shaking, jaw dropping, but no explanation yet. what we do know is that the justice department is investigating retired general, four star james cartwright for material related to what was in david savers book about iran's nuclear program. the journalist wrote this book. had a lot of sources but nbc news is reporting it was general cartwright who is under investigation for leaking details of the computer virus that the u.s. put in the iranian nuclear program to try to slow it down. unprecedented that a four star general might have engaged in this. there's a lot of befuddlement. cartwright not just any general. very close to president obama when he served. an ex
MSNBC
Jun 28, 2013 2:00am PDT
and that cartwright conceived and oversaw the special operation from the pentagon. >> we're trying to build a second cyber force right now. >> reporter: cartwright did not respond to requests for comment from nbc news. contacted today his lawyer former white house obama counsel greg said i have no comment. including its code name olympic games, the cooperation of israeli intelligence and its success in disabling nearly 1,000 iranian centrifuges to enrich uranium. >> this leak was very damaging. clearly what was going on here was a method and it should have been protected. and i think it's had devastating consequences. >> reporter: the legal sources said the fbi originally focused whether the stuxnet leak came from the white house. but late last year agents started focusing in on cartwright who retired in 2011. the motives of whoever leaked remains a mystery. >> there are many reasons why people leak classified information. sometimes it's to attack a program. sometimes it's to defend it. many times we just never know. nbc's michael issy cough reporting. >>> justice department offici
PBS
Jun 26, 2013 7:00pm PDT
are becoming increasingly vigilant about protecting computer networks. last month, pentagon officials said china's military has mounted attacks on u.s. computers. but the accusations go both ways. snowden, the former intelligence contractor, said this month that national security agency employees have repeatedly hacked into chinese computers. >>> chinese authorities are rolling out the red carpet for the leader of their closest leaders. south korean president park guen-hye will visit with xi jinping. her visit is set to reaffirm the close ties between the two nations. park is scheduled to meet with xi after attending a welcoming ceremony in beijing. analysts are keen to hear what the two leaders will say about north korea. officials there recently signaled their willingness to resume the so-called six-party talk on the country's nuclear program. park is scheduled to stay for four days. during that time she'll speak at a university about the importance of ties with china. this is park's second foreign tour since she assumed the presidency. her first was to the united states.
FOX Business
Jun 24, 2013 7:00pm EDT
minister is in essentially thumbing his nose at us. joining us now, former pentagon official, fox is national-security analyst, former ambassador to the united nations, fox news contributor. let me first are with you. he looks like he is having a lot of fun right now at president obama's expense. >> thumbing his nose. at the same time he is taking that old super bowl ring from the new england patriots. he is palming that. it is actually quite tragic. china and russia making fun of them today. thumbing their noses at him,3 tomorrow it is venezuela. the next day it is other countries. once this starts, it is a cascading effect. lou: china and hong kong made it, as he ut it, a deliberate decision to mail delivery decision to let him leave for russia. that it unquestionably has a negative impact on u.s.-china relations. focusing on the chinese side of this trilogy, if you will. what are your thoughts? >> i think it is a demonstration that the chinese could not care less what the white house says. did we really do all that we could to persuade them not to let stone go? the president calle
PBS
Jun 28, 2013 8:00pm PDT
hold out. gwen: in the meantime there are practical impacts. we saw that the pentagon came out and said we're going to start giving benefits to gay partners. an e also saw that in immigration, the word is going to come out, 36,000 couples who would be affected by this. so this defuses at least one key part of the argument in the immigration bill. >> those are the two easy ones because that's where the law is clear. it's not clear you get married in a marriage state and move to a nonmarriage state, what benefits go with you? they're trying to figure that out now. only today the office of personnel management put out the first directive that applies to federal employees in saying now same sex partners, we're going to recognize you for health and life insurance and those are the easy ones. it's taxes. veterans benefits. social security. some of these things may actually require an act of congress to allow the benefits to follow people to a nonmarriage state. >> that's funny, isn't it? >> and will any of this come back to the court? >> i think what will happen is a couple that gets mar
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
talked about, but not in detail is the control of the drone program from the cia to the pentagon. also changing a little bit of how some of the decisions were made about what targets to often one's not go after. that was three weeks ago and we haven't heard a lot about it since. desensitization change in government policy? >> well, i was there at the national defense university. [applause] >> for those of you that don't know, i was actually an audience member and i was really hanging on every word that the president is saying. i have read a lot but this is going to be a shift in policy i was going to be a market change with what has been going on in this is something i have been working for no for 11 years. i was very anxious and i thought i might hear some of the things that you alluded to. i thought you might say that we are making this now and the u.s. will no longer have a fleet of killer drones in the military. i thought he might say that he was withdrawing the opposition to significant strikes that is not targeting an individual, but targeting people on the basis of suspici
CBS
Jun 25, 2013 10:00pm PDT
for you. this is humira at work. - we believe someone inside the pentagon sold a secure laptop to a chinese firm. we need the laptop returned. - where are we going? - ordos. it's a company town in the middle of china. reese, one more thing. after you secure the package, you are to retire agent stanton. she's been compromised. - you're telling me to kill my partner? - noticed you're not joining us on our little far east getaway. - this one's strictly a two-man job and for good reason. over the past couple of months, it has come to our attention that agent reese has been compromised. and as his partner-- - you want me to take him out? - we clean up our own mess, kara. - i'll take care of it. time to wrap this up, john. - listen, kara-- - sorry, john. they told me you'd been compromised. - i got the same orders as you. [jet engine roars] - you are clear to engage. - engaging. [missile whistles] - good. you're awake. - where am i? - you're in the afterlife, my dear. - i won't talk. - i wouldn't want you to. you need rest. besides, i already know your name, ms. stanton. in fact, i know a
ABC
Jun 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: until 2011, the number two ranking officer at the pentagon. >> you're a great patriot, but more importantly, you are a damn good marine. >> reporter: but now that storied military career and cartwright's reputation could be in jeopardy as he finds himself as perhaps the highest profile target in recent memory -- suspected of leaking some of the nation's most sensitive secrets. did cartwright disclose the details of a covert cyber attack against iran's nuclear program where the u.s. and israel unleashed a virus on iran's computers to slow down the country's suspected quest for a nuclear bomb? his attorney flatly says no, but sources tell abc news, prosecutors have focused on cartwright. the secrets were revealed in a 2012 book, leaving congress outraged and the obama administration vowing to find the leaker. >> if we can root out folks who have leaked, they will suffer consequences. >> reporter: cartwright is a consultant for abc news. tonight his attorney released a statement saying, cartwright is an american hero and that any suggestion that he could have betrayed the coun
ABC
Jun 23, 2013 8:00am PDT
. and we're ready to work for you. >>> the pentagon unveiled plans to fully integrate women into frontline combat. it is a topic that tulsi gabbard knows well. the 32-year-old hawaii native is the youngest woman in congress, the first hindu, and saw combat in iraq. she is this week's spotlight. >> as long as we've had a united states military in place, women have been raising their hands to serve our country. during my deployment, there were missions i volunteered for and was not allowed to go on because i'm a woman. that said sorry, no girls allowed. if you can pull your weight and do the job, you should be able to do it. what we see in the policy change that we're seeing starting to be executed is a reflection of what women have been doing in the military. >> if you want to make a combat unit ineffective, assign women to it. it's uncivilized, and women can't do it. >> i've seen women who are highly capable and dispel every single word some of the so-called uncivilized parts of what occurs when you are in combat. when you're at war. that's the reality that we train for. this is
NBC
Jun 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to serve. appointed to the defense policy board, an elite pentagon advisory panel with top secret security clearance. but last january, cartwright resigned out of the blue, a board member tells nbc news. citing health reasons and oppressive business. the fbi was already investigating cartwright, suspecting him of leaking highly classified secrets about a covert u.s. cyber attack, using a computer virus called stuxnet on iran's nuclear program. a cartwright spokesman said his resignation was unrelated. late today, cartwright's lawyer, gregory craig said in a statement, "general jim cartwright is an american hero who served his country with distinction for four decades. any suggestion that he could have betrayed the company that he loves is preposterous." attorney general eric holder wasn't talking. >> sir, can you comment on the investigation into general cartwright? >> no, i can't. >> reporter: he was a savvy top general. with contacts at the white house, even helping determine targets for drone strikes. his real mark, in developing the country's future military needs in cyberspac
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
program to the pentagon. heard that on democracy now this morning and wondering at lack of public explanation which obama says he will give about the drone program, to what extent that is covering up struggles and turf wars between the cia and the pentagon and the white house and to what extent as other questioners have said a war machine that no longer considers itself bound by the rule of law. >> this has been talked about for some time. in reality what this is a dog and pony show. they talk about john brennan like he is like st. augustine, looking to this later it is incredible. these articles talking about how he and obama of these months running the drone program and brandon, part of the dog and pony show, he couldn't become cia director when obama first tried to nominate him because democrats stood up and said we don't want a guy who praised tortured to be the director of the cia and years later it is rand paul and the crazy parade opposing him which shows you how far we have come and we're going to move the drone program to the military because there is greater transparency
KRON
Jun 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
says the pentagon will extend health care, housing and other federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members. by october 1st, the pentagon will extend a variety of benefits to same-sex partners -- including access to on-base commissaries and some health and welfare programs. an estimated 18-thousand same-sex couples are in the active duty. it's unclear how many of those are married. it wasn't until he was running for a second term when president obama came out as a supporter of gay marriage. he released this statement yesterday on the defense of marriage act. it reads. quote -- "i applaud the supreme court's decision to strike down the defense of marriage act. this was discrimination enshrined in law. it treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. the supreme court has righted that wrong, and our country is better off for it. we are people who declared that we are all created equal - and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well" >>mark: we will be right back as the kron4 morning news continues. more of your mo
MSNBC
Jun 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
promote him so they were already issues there with the pentagon. he was known as being dovish on the surge in afghanistan and didn't have a whole lot of allies among some of his pentagon troops but he is very popular on the hill, especially with the intelligence committees. now according to michael isikoff's reporting, michael isikoff is reporting that the justice department is looking at him as a prime suspect. he's not been charged, but a prime suspect in the stuxnet leak -- >> very serious leak. >> to david sanger. brilliant book by sanger, of the "new york times," on the whole issue of how we slowed down the iranian nuclear program with israel working to undermine their computers. >> it is kind of hard to understand the motivation. >> it could have been an inadvertent leak which was also the case in the valerie plame case. >> i'm probably in the minority on this but this strikes me as as big a deal in snowden in a kind of way. we aren't talking about a disaffected 29-year-old hacker. we're talking one of the nation's senior-most military leaders. a criminal investigation. i t
MSNBC
Jun 24, 2013 9:00am PDT
expressed some level of solidarity with the vietnam war resisters. we also had the pentagon papers and we had the individual involved in the pentagon papers, dan elsberg, submitting himself to american justice. >> was it right for the government to prosecute elsberg under the espionage act? >> i'm not familiar with the -- i'm familiar -- >> but that's the question. >> -- of the case of the espionage act. i think it probably was at that point in time. >> chris, i think you were the only person who asked this -- shouldn't the government prosecute in some way -- >> yes. greenwald said of course. i think it is always important in this story to see what are the -- with where is the person who's approaching this story coming from? if you are the u.s. government of course are you going to prosecute edward snowden. >> if you're a u.s. citizen interested in transparency having him on trial is important. if you're having this be something more than the ed snowden saga -- >> let's let margaret in. >> i think that these are still sort of tertiary issues that the u.s. government is trying to figure ou
CBS
Jun 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of the government forces. >> pelley: david martin at the pentagon. david, thank you very much. today the white house said president obama may meet with nelson mandela's family when mr. obama visits south africa eight days from now. mr. obama calls mandela one of his personal heroes. mandela is 94 now and has been in the hospital for two weeks fighting a lung inflection. the man who succeeded him as president said mandela's health is improving and one of mandela's grandsons said he expects him to be released soon. correspondent debora patta is in pretoria, south africa, for us tonight. debora, they say he is improving. what's the information that you have? >> reporter: what we are hearing, scott, is completely at odds with statements from former south african president. our sources tell us that nelson mandela's kidney and liver is functioning at 50%, that he had to have a procedure to repair a bleeding ulcer and another one to insert a tube. we're told he hasn't opened his eyes for days, that he is unresponsive, and we also understand that nelson mandela's family is discussing just ho
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2013 3:00pm EDT
this is for them. for us that's may be a theoretical game in the pentagon. for pakistan is it nose a the-do it is not a theoretical game. these are life issues. >> one mow question from the floor. >> good to see you. retiree from state counterterrorism office, and i want to follow up with your comment on the red mercury and purchasers. most of the discussion about nuclear weapons and proliferation september seem to centered on devices that can be delivered by aircraft or missiles, but i want to get your take on the threat or the possibility of the so-called dirty bombs? this is when the red mercury buy are's looking for, for terrorism purposes, van packed with some kind of dirty device, serves their purposes as much as something conventional. do you see that as a danger? and what's your take on the efforts trying to thwart them. >> i think in terms of various scenarios involving involveing e disbursal of radio active material, we're talking really about a weapon of terror rather than a meaningful threat of mass casualties. unless one has massive quantities of radio active material
ABC
Jun 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
. the spouses gay and lesbian service member can receive benefits and the pentagon says this includes burying at arlington national cemetery. >> other top story of the morning bart welcomeers listen to hand out fliers and talk about a potential strike. several union contracts with bart expire on sunday the workers authorized a strike. cifials say employees are willing to cause commute chaos to make their case for 23 percent pay raids. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield has me a report next half hour. transit information website 5 511.org lists your options if this is a strike. >> relatives of south africa icon nelson mandela are being called to the hospital where he is in intensive care an indication how grave the 94-year-old's condition is. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is in the newsroom. >> one of the daughters talked to the media this and says her father is in very critical condition but is still opening his eyes and reacting to touch. we have pictures outside of the hospital where mandela has been for more than two weeks now with ag infection. there is a large crowd gathered a
CNN
Jun 22, 2013 12:00am PDT
the fights with the nixon administration over the pentagon papers says obama is worse than nixon, john mayer the great journalist for the new yorkers said these prosecutions have brought investigative journal list tom a standstill in the united states and it's a true threat to press freedom, and i think it's one thing to charge snowden with crimes but to charge him with espionage when somebody works for a foreign government or sells secrets, given what he did is the kind of extreme excess that the obama administration is guilty of for years now. >> jeff toobin, can you talk about these charges and explain them, the severity of them? >> the espionage act is a long and complicated statute that most people think of as espionage whether in a cartoon or, you know, people -- you know, julia and rosenburg in the '50s. under the words of the espionage act, it doesn't have to be that espionage where you give the material to a foreign power. all it has to be is information given to an unauthorized person that could be used to the injury of the united states in the words of the statute. so techni
KICU
Jun 24, 2013 11:30pm PDT
san francisco general says she remains in critical condition tonight. >>> pentagon reporting a soldier from monterey county has been killed in action in afghanistan. specialist javier sanchez was 28 years old killed by an impro vised explosive device yesterday he was from green field in monterey county and based with the 10th mountain division in new york state. >>> the wait continues no decision from the u.s. supreme court on california's ban on same-sex marriage. at the state capital lawmakers paid tribute to accomplishments of gays and lesbians, and governors declared june lbgt month if the court up holds the same-sex marriage ban they will work on a constitutional amendment to put before voters in november next year. >>> even if the supreme court doesn't do what we would like it to do it is a matter of time before there is a law passed that allows people who love each other to be married. >>> same-sex marriage opponents say if it appears on the ballot they will work to make sure it does not pass. >>> pending decision was the talk tonight in berkeley ♪ i'm dreaming of a ju
CSPAN
Jun 30, 2013 6:00am EDT
likely are the pentagon where you can slow a program or the other agencies. when we sustain cuts, people have to be furloughed or worse. that has a more direct impact on the services we can provide. in general, it is going to be a cold winter of austerity. we're going to have to bundle up. >> do you see any hope? will it get worse? >> i tend to be optimistic on these things. i hope we're able to make an effective case for why we need more flexibility than others. the administrative office, led by tom hogan and after by john bates, are working hard with our appropriators to get them to go to bat for us. i want to say publicly i think the appropriators in congress are the best legislators since henry clay and daniel webster. you can quote me on that if you like. [laughter] >> we may have touched on this before. there is the recurrent subject of the hot bench. a hot bench is one asks a lot of questions. as someone who follows the court with the greatest interest, the supreme court bench seemed to get hotter and hotter. there are more and more questions coming from the justices. i wo
CNN
Jun 29, 2013 12:00am PDT
the pentagon. everything is well-thought out. well-researched, double checked. that's what is so amazing about the fact this guy was able to make fools out of them on their watch. >> reporter: just 23 and a multi millionaire now on the hook for murder. randi kaye cnn atlanta. >>> a dangerous heat wave will roast a big chunk of the southwest. where it will be hottest and what you need to know to stay safe. >>> severe heat wave in the southwest where it's already #%tia[ with the spark cash card from capital one... boris earns unlimited rewards for his small business. can i get the smith contract, please? thank you. that's three new paper shredders. [ boris ] put 'em on my spark card. [ garth ] boris' small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase every day. great businesses deserve unlimited rewards. read back the chicken's testimony, please. "buk, buk, bukka!" [ male announcer ] get the spark business card from capital one and earn unlimited rewards. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase every day. told you i'd get half. what's in your wallet? >>> severe heat
CNN
Jun 28, 2013 9:00pm PDT
was he able to keep his behavior under the radar? >> they run the team like the pentagon. everything is well-thought out. well-researched, double checked. that's what is so amazing about the fact this guy was able to make fools out of them on their watch. >> reporter: just 23 and a multi millionaire now on the hook for murder. randi kaye cnn atlanta. >>> a dangerous heat wave will roast a big chunk of the southwest. where it will be hottest and what you need to know to stay safe. the great outdoors, and a great deal. grrrr ahhh let's leave the deals to hotels.com. perfect! yep, and no angry bears. up to 30% off. only at hotels.com. help the gulf recover, andnt to learn from what happenedg goals: so we could be a better, safer energy company. i've been with bp for 24 years. i was part of the team that helped deliver on our commitments to the gulf - and i can tell you, safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge safety equipment and technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all our d
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